Pakistan Railways to Send 93 Coach Inspectors to China With $100 Daily Allowance

Pakistan Railways (PR), which is currently making losses worth billions of rupees, is going to send 93 of its officers and staff to China on a 22-day tour.

It has reportedly borne losses of over Rs. 45 billion but is now sending its officers and staff to China on a phased tour starting 9 August 2022.

The PR officials are going to inspect 230 passenger coaches that Pakistan is importing from China for an amount of $149 million. Meanwhile, they will receive $100 per day as traveling allowance and dearness allowance (TA/DA).

A list of eight alternative officers will also be prepared separately as the officers who are due to retire next year are also in the inspection crew.

It includes Additional General Manager (AGM), Shahid Aziz; Divisional Superintendent (DS) Workshop, Rahat Mirza; Director General (DG) Planning, Abdul Malik; Managing Director (MD) Loco Factory Risalpur, Aqeel Yousuf; and Project Director Mughalpura Workshop among others.

Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer Risalpur, Muhammad Ghufran Khan (Team Leader), and Works Manager Mughalpura, Muhammad Ismail, are among the first group of officers that will be going for the 22-day visit to China.

Staff Member Mughalpura, Muhammad Khalid Khan, and Works Manager Hyderabad, Rajesh Kumar, will be among the officials leading the second team.

Additionally, DS Karachi, Abdul Waqas, will be part of the third group.


  • I think, no need of such a huge number of delegates should proceed to go for a loss oriented department. Better buying from China, we have locomotive factory in Risalpur to do manufacture here as the employees are sitting idle with little work to do. Save foreign exchange and save Pakistan, you selfish people.

  • Keeping the volume of money involved in the forthcoming purchase of equipment from China, the amount being spent on Railways employees for inspection of equipment is not more than peanuts.
    Provided only professional and required employees are selected for the task. As per his repo, Khawaja Saad Rafiq is a strict administrator and does not support near and dear at this level.

  • These officials know nothing about coaches, even they never have done a field work then how can they take technical decisions. They are running railway from whatsapp only


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